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Surly Karate Monkey
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Surly Karate Monkey

2019

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 (1 Review)
$1,550.00
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2019 Surly Karate Monkey

Years ago the Karate Monkey helped start the 29-inch wheel movement and, as time's gone by, many companies ­– Surly included – have experimented with even more wheel sizes.

With so many different types and sizes of tires now on the market, riders have begun to understand the effect that tire width has on overall wheel diameter, and with ample tire clearance, you can see the benefits of multiple wheel sizes all on one bike. 27+ tires have the same rolling diameter as a 29-inch wheel, yet you get all the traction and floatation benefits of extra-wide knobbies. And that's just the tires.

The Karate Monkey frame has recently gotten a makeover that includes the addition of features like internal dropper post routing, a new tubeset that uses the same trumpet tubes found on Surly's Instigator 2.0, and a slight tweak in geometry that is more progressive and trail-oriented. The Karate Monkey uses a horizontal dropout with a derailleur hanger that features Gnot-Boost spacing, which gives the rider the ability to run any kind of mountain bike hub they choose. 10 x 135mm QR, 12 x 142, or 12 x 148 Boost will all work in the Karate Monkey frame. The frame uses a 44mm headtube for broad fork compatibility and is ED coated for an added layer of internal protection. If, at any point, you decide you want to throw on some skinny meats, standard 29-inch wheels and tires can be swapped in with no issue. If you want to round-house kick some trail right in the face, the Karate Monkey is your sled.

- 100% Surly 4130 chromoly steel frame and fork; double-butted main triangle and 44mm headtube
- Adjustable rear dropouts with 145mm Gnot-Boost spacing. Works with 142, 148 12mm thru, as well as 135mm w/ 10/12 washer
- Internal dropper seatpost routing with 30.9mm seat tube ID
- Clearance for 29 x 2.55 or 27.5 x 3 tires

Features and Information

 
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    Specification Description
    Frame Surly 4130 Cro-Moly Steel. Custom double butted externally flaired tubing. Horizontal slotted with derailleur hanger, Surly “Gnot Boost” 142 or 148mm hub spacing compatibility
    Fork 483mm axle-to-crown x 47mm offset, tapered and butted straight blade, 4130 CroMoly. 51mm I.S. disc mount
    Headset Cane Creek
    Axles Front: 15 x 110mm
    Rear:12 x 148mm
    Rims/Wheels WTB Scraper i40
    Tires Surly Dirt Wizard 27 x 3, 60 tpi
    Crankset SRAM NX
    Chainrings 30T
    Bottom Bracket SRAM Powerspline
    Chain KMC X11EL-1
    Rear Derailleur SRAM NX
    Cassette/Rear Cogs Sunrace 11/42
    Shifters SRAM NX
    Handlebars Salsa Rustler 31.8mm
    Tape/Grips Velo single lock-on
    Stem Promax
    Brakes SRAM Level 180/160
    Saddle WTB Volt Sport
    Seat Post Promax 30.9mm

    * Subject to change without notice.

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    Option Barcode Manufacturer's Part Number Vendor Number
    Blue Porta Potty / X-Small 708752239791 BK0310 QBP-BK0310
    Blue Porta Potty / Small 708752239814 BK0311 QBP-BK0311
    Blue Porta Potty / Medium 708752239838 BK0312 QBP-BK0312
    Blue Porta Potty / Large 708752239852 BK0313 QBP-BK0313
    Blue Porta Potty / X-Large 708752239876 BK0314 QBP-BK0314
    Hi-Viz Black / X-Small 708752239890 BK0315 QBP-BK0315
    Hi-Viz Black / Small 708752239913 BK0316 QBP-BK0316
    Hi-Viz Black / Medium 708752239937 BK0317 QBP-BK0317
    Hi-Viz Black / Large 708752239951 BK0318 QBP-BK0318
    Hi-Viz Black / X-Large 708752239975 BK0319 QBP-BK0319
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    • Very versatile 
    • Handles Well 
    • Lightweight 

    Best Uses

    • Trail and road 

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    Love it!!

    By romo

    from Minneapolis, MN

    About Me Casual/ Recreational

    Pros

    • Handles Well
    • Lightweight
    • Very versatile

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      Best Uses

      • Trail and road

      Comments:

      This bike is amazing, yes it is kind of spendy. But..... it is well worth it, the frame is adaptable to be changed into anything you want, throw 700c's on and go for a nice cruise, or ill pop on some 29er's and tare up some downhill, either way im 200 pounds, ive had the bike for 6 months now and have yet to make a dent into the frame.

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